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    10 Most Intriguing Forest Stories of 2018

    10 Most Intriguing Forest Stories of 2018

    By Genevieve Belmaker and Joseph Charpentier Throughout 2018, forests continued to be threatened and destroyed. From the Amazon, to the Congo Basin, to the Mekong Delta and scores of places in between—journalists reporting for Mongabay filed hundreds of stories about the world’s forests. Although the significance of any one story is difficult to gauge in […]

    Tropical Forests Lost 40 Football Fields of Tree Cover Per Minute in 2017

    Tropical Forests Lost 40 Football Fields of Tree Cover Per Minute in 2017

    New University of Maryland data published by Global Forest Watch (GFW) Wednesday revealed 2017 as the second-worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss, a GFW blog announced. Tropical tree cover decreased by an area the size of Bangladesh—a total of 39 million acres. That amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees cut […]

    More Than 2,400 Animals Killed by Oil Spill in Colombia

    More Than 2,400 Animals Killed by Oil Spill in Colombia

    An oil spill of approximately 550 barrels (23,100 gallons) has killed more than 2,400 fish, birds and reptiles near the city of Barrancabermeja, Colombia, RCN Radio reported. Oil started spilling from the Lizama 158 oil field in early March and spread down 15 miles of the Lizama river and 12.4 miles of the Sogamoso river. […]